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. good morning. it's friday, september 7, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama asks voters for four more years saying republicans don't have answers to america's problems. >> a new jobs report could show us whether the economy will help or hurt the president's reelection chances. fresh off his las vegas scandal, prince harry is deployed to afghanistan. but we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> president obama asks the country for another four years. >> you didn't elect me to tell
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you what you wanted to hear, you elected me to tell you the truth. >> this is not the speech that bill clinton had. it didn't have that spark. >> do you think there's a chance your husband could lose this election? >> absolutely not. we are hours away from the big story. the new jobs report comes out. we're expecting 130,000 jobs created. >> the dow surged 244.5 to close at its highest mark in almost five years. prince harry arrived in afghanistan this morning to begin a new deployment that will be on the frontline facing the taliban. drew peterson found guilty of murdering his third wife, kathleen savio. a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. >> at least i know she got justice and a cold blooded killer isn't out there. a hoax claiming a passenger on a flight was carrying a dangerous substance much the incident was a prank. this is where things tend to get ugly. >> oh, my goodness, look out. >> that has to be in sports
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center bottom ten, right? >> you did it perfect. >> what's the problem? >> enjoy your day. and by the way, it's fashion week. do you think i'm a monster? >> it's a funny thing. i suspect the same thing with you. [ laughter ] >> all that matters. >> the most emotional moment of the convention. >> gabrielle giffords led everyone in the pledge of allegiance last night. >> on "cbs this morning." >> thank you. god bless you. god bless these united states. barack obama accepting the nomination of the democratic party and at the end of it, threw down his mike and party and at the end of it, threw down his mike and [ bleep ] all y'all. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." democrats are on their way home from charlotte after a pep talk and a plea from president obama. he says voters face the clearest
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choice of any time in a generation. >> in his speech last night at the democratic national convention, the president said this is not the time to give power back to the republicans. nancy cordes is in charlotte. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. the president had a lot of jobs do with this speech. he had to lay out his accomplishments, explain his failures, go after his opponents and make a case for another four years, all while arguing that he had not abandoned that message of hope that got him elected four years ago. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> in the 38-minute speech, president obama argued he had proven his mettle with tough decisions when faced with an economic crisis and foreign conflicts. >> four years ago i, promised to end the war in iraq. we did. [ applause ] i promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11.
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and we have. a new tower rises above the new york skyline. al quade is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. >> he asked for more time to create more jobs and reduce the debt. he accused his republican opponents, mitt romney and paul ryan, of trying to sell platitudes instead of a plan. >> all they have to offer is the same prescriptions that they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high? try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. >> in his freshest attack, mr. obama implied that governor romney was ill-prepared for the world's stage. >> you don't call russia our number one enemy, not al qaeda, russia, unless you're still stuck in cold war mine war.
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you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> he acknowledged that his vision of hope and change had been battered a bit by the vagaries of politics. >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> and in the most personal moment of the speech, he admitted he had not been a perfect president. >> while i'm very proud of what we've achieved together, i'm far more mindful of my own failings knowing exactly what lincoln meant when he said, i have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that i had no place else to go. >> it was clear that the president was trying to combine
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the lofty rhetoric he's known for with a dose of realism about the state of the economy. the president laid out a number of goals and specific areas like education and energy. but he didn't necessarily lay out a roadmap for how he planned to achieve those goals or how he would work with congress more effectively in a second term. >> nancy cordes, thank you very much. with u is former white house press secretary robert gibbs. he's also a senior adviser to the obama campaign. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. how are you? >> nancy laid out what many people are saying about this speech. not enough specifics. yes, there was a talk of categories, but not specifics how the president plans to get there and that was what was necessary, especially in contrast following the specifics that president clinton had laid out about the republicans. >> well, first, charlie, i believe that the entire convention showed you where the democratic party and barack obama want to take this country. i think the speech shows that he
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understands the lives of middle class americans and what has to happen to give them more economic security. and more national security in this ever-dangerous world. president talked about improving our education, reducing our imported -- the amount of oil that we import. again, protecting us and keeping us safe here at home and making sure that we have the best and brightest in our classrooms teaching our children math and science able to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. >> the categories were not specific. how he would do those thing. >> two things. the president has talked about a number of these policies throughout the campaign. on energy and the energy strategy. the president was quite specific last night that sure, we have to make sure we're drilling for oil, but we have to invest in renewable energy, taking advantage of the natural gases. he said this under our feet. when it comes to something like education, let's make sure that we're providing incentive toss
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have the best and brightest in our classrooms. let's build more things in america. create more manufacturing jobs, build stuff here and let's sell more of it abroad. >> robert, there were some very personal attacks, tough attacks on mitt romney when it came to foreign policy where he said that romney and his running mate are new to foreign policy and they want to turn us back to an era of blusterring and blundering that cost america so dearly. why go so personal at mitt romney on that? >> well, look, i think you'd be hard-pressed for mitt romney thot to admit he's very new to foreign policy. i think the president was exactly right. how are you going to deal with china when you can't even go to -- over to the united kingdom without insulting our closest ally on the eve of an olympics they've been preparing years for? i think, look, if you look at the romney foreign trip, you'd have great concerns about exactly how mitt romney would conduct foreign policy in this country. not the least of which to
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mention, norah -- >> was it small, though, for a convention speech, which is usually kind of about bigger, more visionary things to level such an attack like that? >> i think, norah, anybody who watched that speech understood that the president talked more about the american people than he did about himself or his opponent. much more than mitt romney ever did in tampa. i don't think it's -- the american people understand how important it is to keep our country safe. how important it is that we make sure we keep our promises to end the war in iraq and do the same thing in bringing our troops home in afghanistan. somebody who believes russia is our greatest enemy, rather than terrorists in al qaeda lacks an understanding of what's needed to keep this country safe >> the president quoted lincoln and talked about lincoln's notion of being driven to his knees. what is it that drives the president to his knees in terms of what he's experienced over the last four years and where he has not been able to do what he
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wanted to do? >> charlie, you can imagine that being president of the united states during such severe economic times is a humbling thing. the president reads letters every night from americans all over the country that are struggling in in economy. the president knows that we've made progress but he understands that we've still got a long way to go. it's up to him to do as he did last night, present a vision for moving the country forward. >> is he suggesting, robert, that he knows he's disappointed? >> charlie, this isn't 2008. we understand that. we've been through hopefully economic times that the depths of which nobody else will have to go through. but we'll only do that if we really rebuild this economy and give our middle class some security. i think the president understands that -- >> it's incomplete? >> it is incomplete as he said in 2008. he said again last night. none of this is going to be
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easy. he never said it would be. >> including this election. robert gibbs, thank you so much. now let's bring in cbs news political director john dickerson. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. i got to sit next to you for most of the speech last night. tell me, what did you think overall of president obama's address and how it was delivered? >> reporter: well, it was an earthbound speech. i mean, this is a speech that was weighed down by the fact that the difference between 2012 and 2008 is that he's president now. he's got the weight of failures and challenges ahead. and so the speech really felt like it was inspirational at times but really the bulk of it was not. it was there are hard choices, we're in the middle of a struggle and stick with me and we're going to kind of gut it out here to the end. >> do you think there's anything to be said about the comparison with president clinton and his speech on wednesday night? >> i talked to a delegate,
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charlie, who said that they were going -- when they were talking to their friends when they went back home, it was really clinton's speech that they would talk about more than the president's. they were doing two different things. bill clinton had a much more relaxed and engaging approach. president obama was very much like the speeches we've seen for the last couple of years, kind of -- much more linear, much more kind much limited in its kind of soaring rhetoric. it was -- for some of the people i talked to in the hall where they were certainly on the president's side, they were talking more about vice president biden's speech and bill clinton's speech. >> if the numbers are bad coming out today about unemployment, how do they expect to handle it? >> well, will be -- you know, there will be an expiration date on any good feelings coming out of this speech. they basically can do -- will continue to say patience. the notion that they're sort of in the middle of a race and even if things are still hard, can't turn back now. the problem, of course,
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politically, is that people have been hearing that case from this campaign and this white house for months and months now. >> john, thank you so much. with so much focus on the economy, the monthly jobs report will get a lot of attention. rebecca jarvis is here with a closer look. rebecca, good morning. >> charlie and norah, good morning to you. this is the most significant, most cited report on our economy. there are just three of them before the election. heading into last night's speech, the president knew what we will learn later this morning. how many jobs were officially created last month. economists expect that number to be 130,000 for august. that would be smaller than july but better than earlier in the summer. 200,000 jobs is the rate that economists call healthy. the unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 8.3% and investors are paying close attention. this is after the dow rallied to its highest closing point yesterday since 2007. also the federal reserve will
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use it as a gauge of whether our economy needs more of its unconventional stimulus. now, it's worth noting that so far this week, much of the economic news like service sector activity and private sector jobs has been caustic, charlie and norah. we have breaking news from britain this morning. two weeks after his naked picture scandal made headlines around the globe, prince harry has returned to afghanistan. he will be flying helicopters in combat missions. mark phillips is in london with the story. mark, good morning. >> good morning. well, prince harry has always argued that there was no point training him unless he was going to be deployed. that's an argument he has won. he is back in afghanistan. the military here may argue that it's just another soldier. but, of course, he isn't. >> it's prince harry's second tour of duty in afghanistan. his posting and travel there arranged and carried out in secrecy for security reasons. harry's first fight has always been to get there.
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>> during the day, i've done my training. it's cost the army money to train me. if they didn't think that they could get me out there again, they wouldn't have put me through this training. simple as that. >> it's not that simple. his last deployment was cloaked in secrecy. a deal made with the british press to avoid harry and those fighting alongside him becoming prime targets. making the prince a casualty would be a propaganda coup for the taliban. his cover was blown by an australian magazine. his duty went from the frontlines to the front pages in hours. and harry became, not a soldier, but an issue. should the third in line to the throne and such a high-profile target be in an active war zone in the first place? as far as harry was concerned, the answer was yes. following the tour, he threw himself back into training, rising to the rank of captain. on this tour, he's captain
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wales, apache helicopter pilot. >> always talking about stories that you've been trained as an apache pilot. he's never going to see active service or get to the frontline. these people live in a ridiculous world to even think that. we can't -- especially our army nowadays, you can't train people and then not put them into the position they need -- the role they need to play. >> harry has other roles, of course. he may still be the privileged aristocrat. but he can still get himself into trouble as he did in the recent las vegas strip pool incident. but he's also become part of the rebranding of the royal family. touring the caribbean as the queen's ambassador. running with the fastest man on the planet. embracing world leaders. prince harry became, who knew, prince charming. >> her majesty extends her great wishes to you all and is sorry that she can't be here so you're stuck with me. don't worry, because every
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little thing is going to be all right. >> it's going to be all right, of course, is the hope as well in the second afghan tour. there's a difference this time. this time everybody knows he's there, including the people who would most like to claim his scalp. mark, two quick questions out of this. number one, any connection between going on tour, even though he's always wanted to be there, and the scandal. >> the scandal, of course, is the obviously question and the palace has provided the obvious answer. they say it's been in the works a long time. it's not a direct result of las vegas and gives them another way of rationalizing it. a soldier about to go in the field blowing off steam. >> as you said, everybody knows he's there. therefore, there must be some kind much sense of we want to do everything we can to give him an opportunity to be a warrior. at the same time, he is of the royal family. >> well, yes. but this time, remember, he's flying in helicopters. last time he were there for air controller on the ground, potentially more vulnerable. now you don't know who is up in
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that helicopter. if you're a british apache crew or american one in afghanistan, you might think people are looking out for you that little bit more. >> mark, thank you very much. it's time to show you some of the headlines. "the new york times" reports the obama administration has decided to declare the haqqani network to be a terrorist organization. they're responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against u.s. troops in afghanistan. the goal of the administration is to cut off the fundraising in arab countries and put pressure on pakistan to chase down the militants. the wall street journal says global fund managers are reacting cautiously to the european central bank's debt-fighting plan. it's a plan to buy bonds from spain and italy in an effort to drive down interest rates. usa today stays a third visitor to yosemite died. thousands of more who have been in there since june plan to go this month. the houston chronicle says a new texas toll road will have
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a plane is diverted in mid flight. a passenger is forced to the tarmac at gunpoint. >> there's pistols and came to a passenger and said don't move, stay put. >> but the story of romance and revenge behind the bogus threat is just the beginning. john miller has the details of the bizarre love triangle behind the terror hoax. and the nfl begins a new season under a cloud. the regular referees are sidelined and new evidence confirms that nfl players often end up with brain damage. we'll talk with james brown of
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tight 35-minute -- that brings me to health care. >> on he went through welfare reform, medicare, the national debt, immigration, with more false endings than a james brown concert. the hardest working man in politics finally yielded the stage. >> bless you and god bless america. [ applause ] >> don't stop thinking about tomorrow because it's a half hour from now. [ laughter ] he nailed it, didn't he? >> he totally nailed it. it was so good. clinton did go on for a bit. 48 minutes, i think it was. in some ways, people are saying it did cast a shadow over
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obama's speech. >> probably the most stirring speech because of the way he did it. all those gestures. >> the way he connected. >> it's almost like he's speaking to every person in the hall. wait a minute, wait a minute. i got some more. >> exactly. >> 48 minutes more. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> exactly. >> we'll try not to go 48 minutes with this story. by now, you've probably heard about a major disturbance thursday at philadelphia international airport. a suspect was taken off a plane in handcuffs but this morning his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend could o be facing charges. as jim axelrod report, it turned out to be a bizarre and mean-spirited hoax. >> christopher shell was flying from philadelphia to dallas celebrating his 29th birthday. 30 minute into the flight, the 69 passengers on board the u.s. airways plane were told they were turning back. >> we heard the pilot tell us the passengers we were returning
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to philadelphia because of problems. >> shell posted on facebook, "i'm pretty disappointed in u.s. airways currently. we just spent a half hour in the air to be notified that the plane had technical difficulties and had to fly back." . but when the plane landed, police rushed on board and rushed off shell. >> with ooze is out and pistols. they came to a passenger and said don't move, stay put. >> police were notified that someone brought liquid ex please sis on board. a line caught the fbis sources. tell cbs news that it turns out his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend made it all up. reportedly, he threatened to make shell's life miserable. he told them "i know what this is about." he produced texts and voice males to prove it was all over a twisted lover's triangle. >> there was a threat. that threat was unfounded. that flight was never in any
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danger. and i just want to stress right now that the male that was briefly taken in for investigation has committed no crime. >> well, maybe. hours later, shell boarded another flight to dallas. his troubles seemingly behind him. ironically on arrival, texas authorities also arrested the beleaguered traveler on unspecified outstanding warrants. for "cbs this morning," i'm jim axelrod in new york. senior correspondent john miller, a former fbi assistant director, joins us now. what's the status of this thing now? >> charlie, this hang has gone to hell in a hand basket. >> love is complicated. >> i don't know where to go. shell gets off the plane -- >> you're on your own. >> he's the victim. he's selling his interviews for a thousand dollars a pop or exclusive to the highest bidder. but he's met at the plane by texas authorities and promptly arrested because he's got
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outstanding warrants for a series of crimes back here. the victim is in custody. the alleged perpetrator who called the on center and identified himself as george michael should be expecting a knock at the door because i think the faa is going to wake him up before he go goes. >> i think they would say you're under arrest for title -- which carries a maximum of five years in prison and fines that are very creative. we had a case just like this in philly in 2005. a woman is late for the plane. she forgot her passport. she calls in a bomb threat to the plane to slow the plane down. she was sentenced to one year in prison, $9,000 fine and had to pay $100 to every person on the american airlines flight. so this is one much those cases where it might have seemed like a good idea at the time but probably not in the end. >> don't joke around with this stuff exactly.
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>> john miller, good to see you. from replacement referees to tim tebow's critics, there's a lot of talk approximate this nfl season that kicks off this weeke weekend. james brown, j.b., will be here when "cbs this morning" continues. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ]
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♪ the new nfl season kicks off in full this weekend. as always, there are many questions fans are looking to have answered. here to help us with that is james brown, j.b., host of the nfl today on cbs. >> good morning. you guys have been going in effect through two a days the past week. >> norah, had one hour of sleep before she came in. >> i can't match that, charlie. >> nor can i. i got back early. >> here's the question everyone wants to know.
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help us understand this whole business, including what was said about tebow and sanchez and where it is and how good it's going to be or not. >> my colleague on the nfl today, boomer esiason, has been quoted saying he thought tim tebow ought to be cut from the team because he feels he's not a good match for the new york jets. charlie and norah, for the ongoing saga with the new york jets, which is mostly off the field and everything but performance on the field, i have to believe the brain trust knew ha they were doing bringing him in. last year he was arguably the biggest story in the league if not for his unorthodox style of play, the fact that he was effective with the broncos. i think he's going to push mark sanchez to a better performance. >> so how will they make work? >> it's been a well-kept secret in terms of the jets not revealing how they're going to use him. the most widely thought thing is he's going to be in the wildcat unoffensive, unorthodox, where the ball will be hiked to him
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and he'll run it or pass it. obviously not the best passer in the league. look, he's a good football player, touch-nosed, tenacious. he's a good kid. i think they were bringing him to use as a weapon to throw the defenses off. >> j.b., let's talk about this government study that came out saying retired football players are three to four times more likely to die from diseases of the brain compared with the general population. this is a big issue for the nfl, right? >> norah, a pretty sobering statistic to say the least. look, let's be real frank about it. everybody knows it. it is a very tough, brutal sport. i'm very happy to see there's an awful lot of attention on it. because, norah, what's happening off the field with the ex-players, many of them are not leading quality lives because of the number of issues, alzheimer's, dementia, et cetera, as a result of all the concussions, hard hits on the football field. so i'm thrilled that there's a lot of focus on player safety right now and roger goodell, the
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commissioner is resolute in his focus to change the culture of the game. >> what about referees, where does that stand? >> right now, unsettled. if you look at wednesday night, there was no noticeable difference with the replacement referees in the game between the giants and the cowboys. but charlie and norah, i hope this is resolved. i think the best officials in the world are the regular officials. the replacement officials thus far have done a pretty good job. robert gibbs, your guest from earlier today, i see him in the studio and he's not talking about the president's speech. he's grinning all over because his dallas cowboys won and he had no complaints about the officiating. >> what does it say about this season, that the giants had a spectacular season lose to the cowboys this early? >> it says that they lost to an awfully good team. in the nfc east, which a number of people think is the toughest division in all of football, will be the giants, the cowboys and the pill fill eagles. those are the three toughest teams. not surprised at all.
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tom coughlin has gotten it done so many times when people counted him out as dead if you will. he's gotten it done. it's way too early. >> the early word from denver is that peyton manning looks very good. >> and you know what, you would expect that. this guy is a true pro. 11-time pro bowler, four-time mvp. if he's anywhere back close to normal, charlie and norah, they will have a good team because the defense there is awfully solid. peyton is like a coach on the field. if he gets that team performing anywhere near as efficient as he did with the indianapolis colts during their heyday, they will be heard from. >> as we remember, they gave up tim tebow to go after peyton manning. >> not a bad move, i would think, in the minds of broncos fans. >> i always think peyton manning looks good. [ laughter ] >> norah, my daughter told me to retire this expression. i'm a little too dark to blush.
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but i haear what you're saying. sports coverage begins with j.b. on the nfl today on sunday at noon eastern time right here on cbs. we're going to meet a u.s. veteran who is making a big splash at the paralympics, one year to the day after losing his sight in battle. we want to bring you this inspiring story ahead. it's going to make your day. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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was his delicious spiced rum. it was a magical time when the republican candidates could still say this. >> fundamentals of our economy are strong. >> like a power lifter. >> nice. >> the economy is resting. politics keeps on giving for stand-up comedians. >> so good. so good. especially after these past two weeks. good material. this week spectators at the paralympics in london are watching the best disabled athletes. included are 20 veterans of iraq and afghanistan who are getting a second chance to represent their country. as mark phillips reports from london, one of them says the competition is restoring his self-confidence. >> the o wonder of these
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swimmers is not how fast they go, for one it's how fast he got here. bradley snyder, a paralympic champion now. exactly a year ago he was championing another cause, the u.s. military effort in afghanistan. his job: the hurt locker. defusing the taliban's deadly hidden bombs. the one he didn't see was the last time he saw anything. >> i recall the entirety of the event. i remember the actual blast itself. i remember waking up on the ground. >> so from the point when you initially came to after the blast, you still had some vision? >> just a little bit in my left eye, correct. shortly thereafter, it went away. >> and never came back? you're totally unsighted now? >> still looking for it. >> still looking for it. 28-year-old navy lieutenant bradley snyder was on the naval academy's swim team when he was at annapolis. within five weeks of being blinded by the blast, he was back in the pool. >> it started as just a
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friendly, like, let's show my family and frnds thiends that iy o. that i can do the things i used to enjoy. hopping in the pool felt organic and natural. saying hey, you're actually still good at something. that was an amazing experience. >> something you could do. >> exactly. more amazing is what's happening in london. >> representing the united states of america, bradley snyder. >> the 100-meter freestyle, gold. 50-meter freestyle, silver. but these are more than just swim races. >> to be able to hop in the pool and experience success on the level that i've experienced here at the paralympics gives me an immense amount of confidence moving forward into life. >> today, a year to the day after the blast that blinded but did not stop him, bradley snyder was in the pool swimming his favorite event, the 400-meter freestyle. he finished half a minute before
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i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> there is former congresswoman gabrielle giffords getting a huge response from the delegates last night at the democratic national convention. didn't you love that moment? >> there wasn't a dry eye in the house. >> i felt it, guys, through the tv screen. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. i feel like breaking out into a chorus of peaches and herb
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reunited. >> i'll do it. >> it was tempting. >> charlie rose and norah o'donnell. president obama and vice president biden campaign together in new hampshire and iowa later after a prime time pick to voters last night. >> in his speech last night, the president talked about the challenges of his first term. he criticized his opponents and asked for more time to finish the job he started. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america. but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. they want your vote, but they don't want you to know their plan. and that's because all they had to offer is the same prescriptions they've had for
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the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high? try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and calm us in the morning. now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. but know this, america, our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. yes, our road is longer but we travel it together.
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we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. we pull each other up. we draw strength from our victories and we learn from our mistakes. but we keep our eyes fixed on that destined horizon knowing that providence is with us and that we're surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth. thank you. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> here to analyze this speech is david remnick. editor of the new yorker magazine and written a biography about president obama. we're pleased to have him here this morning. what did you think? >> as a speech, i thought it was not number one in his hit parade. by now we're connoisseurs we're picky. not as good as 2004, not as great as the iowa caucuses. i thought it did the job. i thought it was solid. i thought overall the convention
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highlighted, exposed what the republican party has become, which is a radical conservative party. the that demographically and ideologically, it's increasingly out of touch. i think they have a big, big problem as a result. >> doesn't the country expect the democrats to be more specific in terms of how they see the future? >> well, i think it's very rare at a convention that you -- roll out a big policy initiative that is not known before. what you're trying to do is activate the base. you're trying to have all your surrogates make the big attacks and arguments on ideological terms and political terms. then you have your guy -- >> unbelievably so. i think it's important -- >> help us understand how we're going to get ou of it. >> i thought it was important that obama showed him not above the fray and somehow out of touch with the really hard economic realities that are going on in the country. but i think overall, if you're assessing conventions, which was
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more successful. i think to me, i may be expressing my politics and so what? >> not at all. >> but it was -- there was no clint eastwood moment. there was no lax moment. no undisciplined moment and there were some surprisingly inspiring moments too. i thought john kerry was astonishingly good on foreign policy and on the vacuousness of what republican orthodox has become. john lewis, who may be the greatest american alive, was great. there was nothing that was a failure. there was no down moment, i thought, in this convention. except for the fight over the platform. >> over jerusalem and god and so on. that was abysmal. >> in his speech last night, i was looking at some of his statistics. he used the word promise seven times in his speech compared to 2008 where he used the promise 32 times. do you read anything to that, david? >> not a lot.
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>> no? >> not a lot. i think that -- look, we've become experts in barack obamology in terms of his speeches. it's been going on now since 2004. i think all of us when we were watching the speech last night were somehow expecting that -- like i was saying to you before, it's like watching the nba dunk contest. the first four dunks are exciting. then after a while how many 360 dunks -- we know he can deliver a speech. bill clinton, we no longer see as often and he was spectacular. but you know, he has his flaws too. we're just now more for giving of them. >> we played that clip where the president said you elected me to tell you the truth. is that really what people elected him for or they elected him to change something. >> the argument is very simple. the bumper sticker argument for the election is gm is still alive and osama bin laden is dead. i think that was reflected in the convention a great deal.
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the notion that somehow anyone, superman, batman, much less barack obama, was going to come in to this situation in near catastrophic depression and solve everything and that we'd have an unemployment rate of 4% or 5% and living as if it were 1996 was a fantasy. always a fantasy. >> do you think things will be significantly different? >> i don't see the answer on the republican side. tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts for the wealthy. the coherence of the republican ideology is nowhere to be found. >> do you think the president, if he is re-elected, will be able to make a difference and deal with the republicans in a way that gets more results than he did in the first four years? >> this is the essential problem, governing more than an election. if the republicans continue to dig in their heels, if the notion is that the most important thing, these singular priorities to defeat, embarrass and stifle a democratic president, then unfortunately, the answer is no.
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it's going to be very, very difficult. >> okay. good to see you. putting off some things can be counterproductive. this morning, we'll show you why delaying gratification is good for your weight. it's true. that story right after the break. stay with us, please. >> i like instant gratification. >> me too. ♪
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ball through his leg. oh, my god. that's dangerous. it bounces off his head instead. you can see the real players today in the semifinals right here on cbs. >> good what you do, norah. you run into walls. >> doesn't work so well. lee woodruff says reading about other people's troubles can make you feel less alone. that is one of the goals of her first novel, first fiction novel. it's a story of grief and love. the undecideds, the election is two months away. we'll ask ten undecided voters from battleground states what the candidates must do to win their support. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." but right now, it's time for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. in today's "healthwatch," wait or weight?
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the ability to wait or delay gratification as a youngster could play a role in how much you weigh later in life. a new study found that children who are able to delay gratification at age 4 had a lower body mass index or bmi 30 years later. the study started back in 1968 when about 6504-year-olds were given a treat like a koobcookie marshmallow. they were given another treat if they were able to wait for a specified period of time. if they were able to delay gratification, it was associated with academic strength, social competence, playfulness, the ability to handle stress and higher s.a.t. scores. fast forward 30 years and researchers made another interesting discovery. the ability to delay gratification is associated with a decrease in body mass index. each minute a child was able to delay predicted a .2 decrease in
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♪ "cbs this morning" contributor lee woodruff know a thing or two about recovery. her husband suffered severe life-threatening injuries covering the war in iraq. her book shows how when a family survives a tragedy forces them to examine mistakes in relationships. lee woodruff, good to see you. >> weird to be on this side of the table. >> good to see you. >> i know you know a thing or two about writing best selling books. you've had two best selling
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memoirs. this is your first fiction story. it felt very personal about your life, lee. is that the intention? >> i don't know if it was the intention. but i think every writer writes from what they know. so i knew grief, i knew loss and resilience. i'm fascinated with the topic of resilience. how we get through things. some people do very well. others maybe not so well. >> set up the story for those who haven't read it, please. >> it's a multigenerational story. there's a mother and her family and her parents. tragedy happens at the beginning. the little boy dies. it's not about that. it's the aftermath part. it's how the family, many secrets are exposed. that's another sort of theme. can a marriage survive secrets. >> secrets, love and betrayal. >> all. >> and coming together. there's a good ending. >> explain what you learned from your own experience and what's in the book about tragedy, illness, resilience and how that tests marriage.
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>> well, what i've learned and what i've learned from really talking to people and i work with our foundation with veterans as well. everybody has a story. all of us will experience loss and grief and i am constantly touched by people who share their stories with me. what i realized in all of this is we're really built to survive. human beings are built to survive. i'm fascinated with the things people are thrown in their lives. >> built to survive when you think you can't. you write. there's a gripping scene in your book where she's in the hospital. the mom is in the hospital. she's waiting to find out about her son. i thought about you. the whole time i was reading it, i thought i wonder if lee took these steps, didn't bathe, didn't do her hair. she was out of body. did you go through that and feel that? that's why it felt personal to me. >> i still don't bathe or do my hair. [ laughter ] >> you know, there's little pieces of me throughout this book. i'm the grandmother, i'm certainly that woman who has to
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be strong for her other kids. when all this happened in our lives, bob was in a coma for 36 days. for those 36 days, i was the general. i had to show those four kids that this could be okay. that even if this wasn't going to be okay, we'd make this okay. constantly, so amazed by the military -- your sister is a service member. deal with this every day. without the resources that we had as a family. >> talk about what you hope this book does. it is your first piece of fiction. hopefully it will be a book that many people can enjoy and learn something from. is there a bigger goal with this? >> i think the goal for me in reading -- i love to read these kind of books, they're oprah picks, o books. i find that many women, book clubs, we like to read books that are about real life. the way it really is. not the way we wish it would be. it reassures us that we can be okay too. >> i agree.
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>> i'm thinking it is a good o magazi magazine. we have a book club here. -- >> thank you for your kind words. >> she's going to make it an o magazine pick. she's going to make it a book club pick. maybe if you follow the oprah genre, maybe you'll even talk to the book club members. as they read the book. >> i said to anyone any time. >> it's -- was it difficult for you to write? >> no. it really wasn't. >> that surprises me. >> finding the time was difficultment but i love to write. >> none of us have figured out how to do the time. thank you very much. the name of the book is "those we love the most." it goes on sale tuesday, september 11th. jeremy irons played many roles. we'll ask him about his new role next on "cbs this morning." how does it feel to try smooth,
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♪ ♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." christopher hitchins was a highly respected often controversial man of letters. he condemned religion in his book god is not great. other targets included you bill clinton, mother teresa. before he died i had a final conversation aboute lif and death. >> what's the worst part of it? it puts some sense of mortality in your focus? >> no. because i think the focus on the useful things. in bioowe you should always know -- >> before you knew. >> your time is limited and that you're lucky to live in a time
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and place where you can be healthy until you're 60s. as i was. most people in history never had a chance to hope for a thing like that. so no, for the avoidance of hub russ, it's good to have a sober feeling of the presence of death. >> he wrote his final book appropriately titled mortality. carol blue is here this morning. welcome >> thank you, charlie. >> you were there when i had that last conversation sitting on the couch as we talked. he was having a hard time. he insisted on going on. he had that spirit until the end. >> absolutely. until really hours before he died. >> in a sense, he was optimistic. somehow he would survive this. it was unexpected. >> it was. because it was sort of -- he was living with profound illness and the treatments that accompanied it for a very long time. but these treatments, lots of them very cutting-edge had
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worked and his oncologist said he was in the 1% of people who would be alive in that shape with that little amount of cancer. then he caught a serious pneumonia, bug. >> yeah. define him for us. you knew him so well. so many people in the world of letters and people who were charmed and fascinated by what he would write and especially seeing him on stage. >> i think he was much better than you can possibly imagine: he really was. >> you describe, in fact -- >> it's a shame they weren't all there. it was quite a romp. >> it was an experience to live with christopher hitchins. >> you describe that he was holding court until the end. >> he knew he was very sick. we had -- he had checked into the hospital feeling funky and it was this -- one of those
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super bugs you get in the hospital. but he was -- you know, one of the last e-mails he wrote, i'm back in the hospital, i hope for a couple days, when he said he would have to postpone writing a column to one of his editors. there were many friends there and he was the one kind of carrying the conversation, bringing up the various subject. he was talking about philip larkin, woodhouse. god never came up if anyone is interested. >> it was a non-subject. >> the fact that he had been well-known for what he had written in the introduction. but that didn't change with him. he thought that would have been dishonest, he said. >> absolutely. >> changing his opinion about things. >> if he had had a revelation, he would have been the first to share it and he would have done it in a very interesting way. as it happens, he didn't. >> what is mortality about? >> it's a kind of contemplation
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about the sad fact that we're all born to die. it also kind of is a very intimate narrative, takes you through the odyssey of being diagnosed through to near the end. it's just infused with extraordinary optimism in his hopes that he might be cured. but it's a very, very kind of materialist look about what's involved in fighting this kind of battle. a language he wouldn't like. always said cancer is not fighting me. i'm fighting it. >> what was the phrase he used? dying -- what was living -- >> dying livingly or livingly dying. >> meaning what? >> well, they had to -- he had an enormous zeal and love of life and he adored every second of it. he had to continue living as if he might not be close to the end. but he also had to prepare to die and think about what that
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might mean. >> how long were you together? >> about 23 years. 24 years. >> at the end of this, you say at home in washington, i pull book towers -- buying stacks on tables. inside the back cover a note it written on his hand. powers of his papers rely on surfaces around the apartment. some of which were taken from his suitcase brought back from houston. at any time i can peruse our library or his notes and rediscover and recover him. when i do, i hear him. he has the last word. time after time. christopher had the last word. that's our guy. thank you. >> thank you, charlie. jeremy irons joins us now, the oscar winner has a new role as an old man who knows a big secret. but first, one more check of your local weather.
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a very good story. i know you get this line all the time. but i think you're like a story. if i was to tell you the story and you wrote it, well, then maybe you could give me a little credit? >> well, that wouldn't be fair, would it? have a good day. >> about a man who wrote a book and then lost it and by pissan t kid who found it. >> that's jeremy irons in the new movie "the words." it opens today. he plays an old man who confronts an author, bradley cooper, who stole his work. hello jeremy irons. >> good morning. >> i'm thinking you and bradley together is must-see movies. >> he's a wonderful actor. they're so easy to play with. >> he said about you. working with jeremy irons, great actors like him, is like putting on a warm coat or something.
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everything is going to be okay. >> that's nice. >> isn't it nice? >> this is based on what hemingway -- >> i think the idea comes from hemingway having -- his wife having lost a manuscript. of course, he never forgave her. >> when you were presented with the script? >> why should he. manuscripts don't come easy. >> that's right. big piece of your life. when i was presented with the script -- >> what intrigued you about it? >> it was produced by arista who produced another movie. i was impressed with. it was a great character, enigmatic which i love. bradley cooper was an actor i wanted to work with. there were three things. >> you know it's interesting. in the movie, you were age 25 years jeremy irons. how did you feel about that process looking in the miles an hour ro? you look like an old guy. >> it's so nice to need to be aged still. days will come when i won't have to be aged any longer.
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but it's good to look into the future. i think to myself, i hope i live that long to look like that. being a smoker, it's not necessarily going to happen. >> aren't you reducing how much you smoke? >> every day i reduce. >> when will you stop? >> well, i'm reducing very slowly. >> is this something we don't want to talk about? >> let's move on. >> because the new documentary is about -- >> it's about waste. it's about cigarette filters do play a part because they don't biodegrade. a lot of cigarette filters in the sea. little bits of them. and the documentary is about how we produce too much rubbish. too much trash. >> but is it something that you wanted to do and you have a passion for, the idea of the documentary? >> i wanted to make a documently about something which is massive and could be changed. we looked at various ideas.
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we came down finally to trash, to rubbish. i mean, america produces -- i went to san francisco where they recycle 75% of it and in new york you recycle 15% of it. you bir and burn most of it. it's so dangerous. the effect upon our health. i felt, let's draw peoples attention to this. >> we can change it how? >> by refusing to buy things with so much packaging. leaving the packaging in the supermarket. they'll pass the problem back. we can try not to travel things too much. we can purely recycle. i think 45% of the food we grow is thrown away. we can try and stop that. it's a terrible waste of resources. ee can compost as they do in san francisco. there are many, many things we
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can do. a lot of the wine we drink out of the napa valley is composted with san francisco's rubbish. >> you also have a third series coming up. >> borgias. >> we're having a lot of fun. >> kr do you like it? >> because the writing is very good. neil jordan, great director. >> it allows one in a way that movies don't, to play with the inconsistencies of a character. >> he's a complex character. >> he is. >> to say the least. >> define him for us. >> define him. he's a man of god who is also a man of the flesh. >> he's got a couple of clay feet, that guy. >> it was interesting had when you sat down, jeremy. your voice, we love your voice and you go oklahoma city don't talk about my voice. you charlie rose, you have a good voice. you don't think your voice is distinct. >> it's something i don't think
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about. >> i think about it all the time. >> one hopes to have an instrument to communicate whenever you need to communicate in a story sfiemt are you the stage in your life when you look back at all or do you constantly look forward? do you look back and say what does all this mean? >> no. i try live in the now. i don't look forward because i don't know where we're going. i see sudden trends. i think -- >> do you think about missed opportunities? >> never. never regretted, charlie. >> not a role, not a relationship x nothing? >> no. i think at the time that seemed the best idea or at the time i was available or not available. regret, i find, not in my nature. >> no talent that you wish you had? >> no. i'm terribly grateful for the talent i have. >> you say that life has been good. this has been one great ride and it continues and that's the best thing about it? >> maybe i should have spent more to make life better for other people. i contemplate on my own career.
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>> jeremy irons, thank you. >> we're out of time is what she's saying. >> i'm talking too much. >> you never talk too much. but we will be right back. only six degrees separate the body temperature
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fans of hawaii 5-0. plays the coroner max bergman. his character was shot in last season's cliffhanger episode. off camera, he works to save lives raising money for cancer research. he'll appear with other stars in stand up to cancer, a live broadcast on all of the major networks. at that event four years ago, oka said why it's a personal issue for his family. >> i'm standing up for my mom who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. i love you, mom. i'm in the fight with you.
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>> masi oka is with us from los angeles now. good morning to you. >> good morning to you guys. >> first of all, thank you for what you do on behalf of fighting cancer. i think many of us want to know how is your mom doing? >> my mom is doing great. she's in her fourth year of recovery stage. hopefully one and two more years until she's completely diagnose--free in remission. tell us what we will see tonight? >> tonight an extravaganza. it's going to be an amazing live show, great artists and all your favorite stars as well. we're just -- it's going to be emotional as well. you'll see, hear a lot of inspirational stories. entertainment and going to be very heartwarming. >> what do you hope it accomplishes? >> the big thing is get the awareness out there and get people to donate. no matter what the size of the donation, every contribution matters towards helping a scientist fight the disease and find a cure for it. >> i understand masi that there's a way to interact
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tonight. how does that work? >> absolutely. i think this is the first stand-up to cancer that will use social media heavily. we'll use a hash tag, which is #i stand up for. the handle is @s u-2c. the number 2. we're going to be constantly live tweeting and interacting with the social media out there. be active. tweet. and tell us your stories. >> this is good work for a good cause. you're also back for the next season of hawaii 5-0. >> yes. we're already in the midst of shooting. we're going to premiere on september 24th. >> what will we see this time? >> a lot of great stuff. you know, you're going to see mcgarrett's mother come into the picture. you'll see what happened to the cliffhanger and my character and with coe know. a lot more of hawaii. it's a beautiful place. >> i think we should do an on-location of examination of hawaii 5-0. >> that would be great. come over.
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>> we're thinking about maybe december would be a good time to come. >> really good time. >> really good time. >> it's really nice. you have to come there and we'll have a party. >> i think it's fun to be part of a cliffhanger. the big one was dallas back in the day. who shot j.r. the cliffhanger ended with you this time. i don't i know you can't share anything. what are you most looking forward to as you return? >> i'm looking forward to -- it was great to go back to the season and be with all my cast and my crew mates. we're hang around a little bit. it's going to be exciting. >> great to have you on the program. good luck tonight. >> all right. thank you very much. masi oka, thank you so much. you can see him and other top names in entertainment on stand up to cancer, tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central here on cbs. before we leave you, a reminder that scott pelley is still in charlotte. you can see him tonight on the "cbs evening news." that does it for us here as we leave you, let's take a look back at this week, a week in
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charlotte where we watched politics and we watched people make the case for their politics to the american public. we hope you'll have a great weekend and here is some of what has happened. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that's not the question of this election. >> the answer is we are better off. >> you have to remember what this was like really four years ago. >> not better off? >> no, it's not that. >> people are afraid, they're anxious. >> charlie looks happier this morning in his home state. >> he's in his real home in north carolina. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> that's a very nice bumper sticker. general motors isn't alive in janesville. >> his budget is one of the most fraudulent documents i've ever seen. >> the williams fire keeps burning deep into the national forest. >> early damage estimates here top $1 billion. >> suspended training for a thousand afghan local police
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recruits. >> shouldn't he have talked about afghanistan in his speech? >> don't -- >> never ask him? >> mitt romney says no. >> being president doesn't change who you are. >> really spoke from a perspective that no one else shares. >> her job was to energize the base and humanize her husband. >> it reveals who you are. >> as he would say, this is a big deal. >> are we doing better today? the answer is yes. >> he's just a phenomenon. we're not going to see another bill clinton in our lifetime. >> embrace for a while. i thought president obama was going to burp him for a second. >> i'm not going there. >> so are you list to go any taylor swift songs these days? >> romeo. the one i think about is romeo. >> ♪ ♪ >> i hope it's not the car we had our first date in. >> they did steal a car from dr. phil and it was the car we had
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our first date in. >> this is the first time you appeared together. >> we were waiting for the right occasion, charlie. >> you changed my morning. my watching -- >> we're good, we're good. >> what's up gayle. >> they don't like me. i don't like them. >> nobody out there watching your back. >> doesn't everybody want a freakin airplane? >> please call 911. that might actually be a pretty good name. >> yelp is what i say when i stub my toe. that's not what you were going tore. >> jeff glor joined us at the table. why? because he likes you. >> good football husband. >> don't cou-- >> you guys aren't invited to the vip party. >> not anymore. >> so not worthy. >> a lot of people thought please avoid the breakfast tray. >> i'm going to look like a chinese food delivery boy. i'm telling you -- >> this coming week is the
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kickoff of barack obama's last campaign. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. how does it feel to try smooth,
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